Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We play as a team now, there aren’t that much isolation sets,” said Escoto of his team which had 19 assists, four more than what TNT did. “But in the end some players still played individualistic. I hope we can continue playing as a team.” MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES Escoto played just 24 minutes in the Picanto’s 90-85 loss to TNT Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena, and the loss wasn’t the only thing that bothered him.“I’m happy that I’m back and playing again, but of course I’m yet to get into tiptop shape,” said Escoto, who tore his ACL in January 27, 2017, in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I tire easily, I think my conditioning is still lacking but I’m working on it day by day.”Escoto scored five points and grabbed five rebounds on his return, and in his first game back he already saw both the positives and negatives in the way the Picanto plays. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Kia’s Russel Escoto. PBA IMAGESIt took more than a year but Russel Escoto is back and running for Kia.It wasn’t, however, the best of comebacks.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson With Alvarez, Versoza leading the charge, JRU coach confident of Final 4 chances Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments
SAN MIGUEL 102 — Santos 23, Pessumal 18, Lassiter 17, Cabagnot 15, Fajardo 9, Ganuelas-Rosser 8, Ross 6, Heruela 4, Espinas 2, De Ocampo 0, Semerad 0.GINEBRA 90 — J. Aguilar 17, Mercado 17, Thompson 17, Mariano 12, Caperal 8, Tenorio 6, Ferrer 5, Cruz 4, Devance 4, R. Aguilar 0, Manuel 0, Taha 0.Quarters: 26-20, 50-41, 78-63, 102-90.RELATED VIDEO Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Marcio Lassiter also sizzled from downtown, going 5-of-11 to tally 17 markers, five boards, five assists, while Von Pessumal caught fire late to finish with 18 points on 4-of-5 three-point shooting along with three rebounds.The trio accounted for the lion share’s of San Miguel’s 16-of-34 shooting from three that allowed them to methodically pull away from the Gin Kings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I think in a series, it’s very important to win your first game,” said coach Leo Austria. “If you’ll look at the history, the ones who win the first game has the bigger chance to advance. But we know that with this win, we cannot rest on our laurels.”Game 2 is on Sunday, still at the Big Dome. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Semerad, Taha injured in physical SMB-Ginebra Game 1 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano .@barangayginebra coach @manilacone: (@TheSMBeermen) lived up to their reputation. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/X5Mt1bmQ8I— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 9, 2018 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Alex Cabagnot also went for 15 markers and six assists while June Mar Fajardo tool the back seat and wound up with nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, and two blocks.San Miguel opened the third period with a 14-4 charge to finally break off from Ginebra, turning a close 50-41 halftime edge to a 19-point lead, 64-45 lead, with 7:11 left in the third frame and going on cruise control from that point on.The Beermen also avenged their 96-100 eliminations defeat to the Gin Kings.Japeth Aguilar fired 17 points and seven rebounds to lead Ginebra, while Scottie Thompson and Sol Mercado also both had 17.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson San Miguel Beermen vs Ginebra Gin Kings. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFour-peat-seeking San Miguel drubbed last season’s runner-up Ginebra, 102-90, to take a 1-0 lead in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Arwind Santos helped the Beermen get a headstart in the best-of-7 series, going 5-of-8 from three to lead the mauling with 23 points and eight rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Money talks: UFC reaches ESPN with first fight of $1.5B deal MOST READ That showed in a gym session this week in Hollywood, where Pacquiao looked sharp and fast while hitting the mitts with trainer Freddie Roach. The two have reunited for the fight, Pacquiao’s first in the U.S. in more than two years.But while Pacquiao is favored, there’s always a chance in boxing that age often catches up to a fighter in the wrong place — the ring.And that adds some intrigue to seeing a fighter who has been so much of a part of the fabric of boxing for the last 15 years.“He’s unbelievable,” Roach said. “His work ethic is great, he has fast hands and he still hits hard. I think he actually wants to knock this opponent out.”That may be asking a lot since Pacquiao went nearly a decade without knocking anyone out before stopping Lucas Martin Matthysse in a fight in Malaysia last July. But if Pacquiao needed any more motivation he got it after Broner mocked the Parkinson’s that Roach has.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner face off during the weigh in at MGM Grand a day before fight night. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOLAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao has been beating the odds since he was a teenager in the Philippines stuffing his pockets with metal at weigh-ins so he wouldn’t look like a 98-pound weakling.Nearly a quarter century later, Pacquiao is still up for a challenge.ADVERTISEMENT “Manny’s a great guy to have on your side,” Roach said.Indeed, Broner has done his part to sell the fight by acting boorish and flashing money around like his mentor, Mayweather. At this week’s final news conference, Broner went into a profane rant about Showtime announcer Al Bernstein, though his comments about Pacquiao were more respectful.“Pacquiao’s a legend,” Broner, who came in at 145.6 pounds, said. “He’ll always go down as one of the best in the boxing business. But I just feel like it’s my time to take over this sport and I’m coming to take the throne from Pacquiao.”Broner (33-3-1, 24 knockouts) certainly has the skills to do just that. He has long been considered an elite fighter, though he has lost most of his bigger fights and tends to be undisciplined in the ring.To beat Pacquiao he will have to use his speed to match that of the Filipino senator, and figure out a way to deal with an unorthodox style that has puzzled opponents since Pacquiao began fighting for $2 purses so he could help his mother feed the family.“Adrien Broner is not a tuneup fight,” Pacquiao said. “He’s a former champion. He’s fast, he moves fast and he’s a good boxer.”Unfortunately, a lot of fans won’t be watching. The fight is on Showtime pay-per-view and the price ($74.95) is lofty for a fighter a few years removed from his prime.Still, Pacquiao will make millions, and Broner will have a big payday of his own. Both would also profit with a win, with Broner regaining some of his reputation and Pacquiao putting himself in line for another possible huge payday against Mayweather, who still says he is officially retired.Pacquiao blamed an injured shoulder for his poor performance in the 2015 bout, a lackluster affair won by Mayweather. A second Mayweather fight would cap Pacquiao’s career and put him closer to retirement and full-time duties in the Senate in his home country. It’s on Pacquiao’s mind, as well as the mind of his millions of fans.“You cannot avoid people will ask if there’s a rematch with Floyd Mayweather,” Pacquiao said, “because I think they have a big question mark in their mind and also in their heart about what happened in that fight.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ He fights Saturday night against Adrien Broner in a true crossroads bout that will determine a lot about his future in the ring. Chasing a second fight with Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao will be tested by a younger and talented fighter who has a lot to prove himself.He’s 40 now, an age where fighters either have long stopped lacing up the gloves or are very careful in picking opponents. Pacquiao is not only still fighting, but willing to take on a 29-year-old who thinks of himself as a young Mayweather.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAnd he’s not terribly concerned about the possibility he might lose.“I still have that killer instinct and the fire in my eyes is still there,” Pacquiao, who weigh in at 146 pounds the day before the fight, said. “That aggressiveness, the interest in this career is still there 100 percent. The speed and the power are still there.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title
Housing teens who have committed minor crimes with juveniles who are on remand for capital offences and other serious crimes, is neither conducive for the rehabilitation process nor healthy for the teens’ psychological development, an official of the Social Protection Ministry has opined.The Juvenile Holding Centre in Sophia, Greater GeorgetownThe official said the juvenile holding centre should not have these teens that are on completely different end of the spectrum amalgamating, since behavioural patterns are easily conveyed.“When a juvenile is arrested for a serious crime, they should be placed in a different place from other teens and the rehabilitation process should commence immediately from when they are sent to the centre,” the official stated.This rehabilitation process, the official disclosed, has not been integrated into the system and teens would in essence “just be there waiting on their court dates.”According to the Juvenile Offenders Amendment Act, which was passed two years ago, the Public Security Ministry may establish and maintain as many centres as may be necessary as the holding centres for juveniles for the reception, care and custody of children and young persons under the orders of the court or for any other appropriate reasons as the Minister may determine.“They need to have a conducive environment for these teens, on both ends. I’m not saying all is bad in the centre… we are trying with the resources that we have but the main issue is that they have to be separated,” the official said.The official added that based on the present state of the centre, it can be deduced that the centre is not favourable for the teens.Reports are circulating that the teens in the facility were fashioning weapons from bed frames and abusing the staff by throwing faeces on them. The teens, which were placed in the facility for serious crimes, have been openly violent to staff, Police Officers and other teenagers.Several days ago, three teens escaped from the holding centre; two have been recaptured while one is still on the run. One of the teens was charged for attempted murder. Acting Crime Chief Hugh Jessemy told Guyana Times on Tuesday that the Police are working on some leads in the case but they are uncertain of their authenticity.The escaped teens used a cutlass and a piece of wood wood to dig a hole in the lower flat of the building to get out of their cell. After they escaped the cell, they jumped the barbed wire fence and fled.
– Cllr. MassaquoiA Supreme Court lawyer, in support of Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh’s dissenting view against the runoff as mandated by the Court, fears that the majority opinion should have demanded the chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Jerome G. Korkoya, to recuse himself from conducting the runoff election.Cllr. Jonathan Massaquoi said he believes that asking Korkoya to rescue himself would have been the best option to ensure a transparent, free and fair election, “because he has lost public confidence to conduct any election in the country.”Although he respects the court’s decision, Massaquoi maintains his legal right to disagree with the decision.The majority opinion mandated that “the NEC chair and members of the Board of Commissioners are prohibited from any public or other pronouncements and utterances relating to any matters, which must grow out of the runoff election or any statements in regard to any complaint filed with the commission as doing so could create a semblance of bias, prejudice or view of the case.”Massaquoi said the court asking the NEC chairman not to make utterances concerning the runoff was not as important as him (Chairman Korkoya) recusing himself to ensure fairness and transparency leading to the conduct of the process.“If the court says the NEC chairman, who is the spokesperson of the commission, not to make any runoff statement, it clearly demonstrates that the Liberty Party (LP) and the ruling Unity Party (UP) complaint proved Korkoya’s biases as such, they should have ordered him to rescue himself; a decision which was not done,” Massaquoi observed.Another issue Massaquoi raised was the cleaning-up of the Final Registration Roll (FRR), which he said should have been done when ‘Korkoya shall have recused himself from the exercise.’“To say that NEC must clean-up the FRR, simply demonstrates that there were irregularities and frauds as claimed by the LP and the UP, which decision should have disqualified Korkoya from handling the runoff election.”The majority opinion also recommended “that any addendum to the FRR be limited to only those at NEC’s polling and counting manual; that poll watchers who are not registered at their places of assignment and whose names are not on the FRR should not be allowed to vote at their assigned area; and the NEC is ordered with the scheduling of the runoff election in accordance with the Constitution and the New Elections Law.”That opinion blamed other NEC members of the BOC for not advising Korkoya to recuse himself from the LP, UP versus NEC final hearing before the Board.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Race baiting allegations… says Jagdeo exploiting a real situation for political points Political Activist, Dr David Hinds has stated that Government needs to get serious and address the ethnic insecurities faced by East Indian communities.Responding to former President Bharrat Jagdeo’s statement to Guyanese in the Diaspora recently, Hinds questioned his motive for the declaration. Asking if Jagdeo was doing it to call attention to the Government or if he was doing it to score points to get them angry, Dr Hinds said “You have to make the distinction,” emphasising that while he does not believe that Jagdeo was being “inherently racist”, he believes it was said to score political points.Former PresidentBharrat Jagdeo29“I do not share the view that the statements he made were inherently racist… there are two approaches… one, Indians are being marginalised and you are drawing attention to it and representing them… I see nothing wrong with that… but I think Mr Jagdeo was exploiting a perceived or a real situation for political objective,” he said.Dr Hinds noted that Jagdeo, being a former President and a possible future President, should be above the “fray” because whatever he says is believable and “his voice has a lot of power”.However, he explained that whenever a government gains power and places “its own people in power”, the other side feels insecure. “It is called ethnic insecurity. There is ethnic insecurity in the East Indian community and in the African community… and now it is more heightened in the East Indians community because the political control is in the hands of the others,” he said.Hinds indicated that the test of this Government’s attitude to East Indians would be in what it does, adding that those in power need to go into the Indian communities and face them and answer their questions.He stated that the Government’s image is not only being dragged through the mud by its non-supporters, but its own supporters were also lambasting it for neglect. Hinds pointed out that Afro-Guyanese are saying the Government is doing nothing for them – that they are not following through on their promises.“The Government is between this rock and a hard place… its supporters are saying it hasn’t done anything for us and the Indians are saying you are discriminating against us and so the Government has to take this matter seriously,” he posited, stating that the Ethnic Relations Commission and the Social Cohesion Ministry need to step in and conduct massive education drives in both Indian and African communities about cohesion and relieving their ethnic insecurities.On the other hand, he stated that he was sure that there are East Indians who have been discriminated against.“… I’m sure in some little village some official is going to say now is we time… I would be lying to you if I were to say it doesn’t happen.”Public outrage erupted after Jagdeo at a gathering in New York posited that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration is guilty of political and racial discrimination and that there is an assault on Indo-Guyanese people.The Ministry of the Presidency released a statement condemning the comments, accusing Jagdeo of sowing seeds of division, discord and race hate. The statement also noted that the discrimination claims made by the former Head of State are figments of the PPP/C’s imagination.But several PPP/C Executive Members stood by Jagdeo’s statements, insisting that what he declared is nothing short of the truth.In fact, former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall highlighted that the widespread dismissal of hundreds of Indo-Guyanese in the Public Sector without a hearing and compensation; the repossession and attempts thereof of Core Homes and house lots from predominantly Indo-Guyanese; continuous attempts to expropriate private properties owned by Transport and Certificate of Title, mostly by Indo-Guyanese; the targeting of mainly Indo-Guyanese by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) and the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU), as well as the confiscation of large sums of money and jewellery; the wanton dismissal of senior management staff at the Guyana Sugar Corporation; the closure of the Wales Sugar Estate affecting hundreds of Indo-Guyanese; the refusal to offer assistance to the rice industry, which is predominated by Indo-Guyanese; and the removal of street lamps from Indo-Guyanese villages while installing street lights in Afro-Guyanese communities, are only a few instances of the discrimination being executed by Government.
0Shares0000Lille players celebrate a goal which was later ruled out by VAR which meant they failed to stop PSG from winning the Ligue 1 title © AFP / REMY GABALDAParis, France, Apr 21 – Paris Saint-Germain won the French Ligue 1 title for a sixth time in seven seasons on Sunday after second-placed Lille could only draw 0-0 at Toulouse.Qatar-backed PSG are now 16 points ahead of Lille who have five games to play after a season which saw them only lose on three occasions in another dominant league campaign. Christophe Galtier’s Lille, three-time French champions themselves, stumbled to a stalemate at lowly Toulouse but had Thiago Mendes’ second-half effort chalked off by VAR for handball.“I have regrets over the ruled out goal because I don’t think it was intentional,” Galtier said.“PSG deserve the title and it’s not a surprise to anyone. The suspense didn’t last.”PSG now have eight French championships since their maiden victory in 1986 although they squandered three earlier chances to secure this season’s title by failing to beat Strasbourg and being beat by second-placed Lille and Nantes in the space of 10 days.However, in a disappointing European run, Thomas Tuchel’s men failed to reach the later stages of the Champions League losing to Manchester United in the last 16.Tuchel, in his first year as boss, has complained about not having enough players as the world’s most expensive footballer Neymar, fellow striker Edinson Cavani, winger Angel di Maria and defender Marquinhos have missed large parts of the season through injury. The German has had to call on youngsters Colin Dagba, Moussa Diaby and Christopher Nkunku to fill gaps but World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe has proved his 180 million-euro ($202 million) price tag with 27 goals in 26 league appearances.The Parisians host Monaco, the only other outfit to lift the trophy since 2013, later on Sunday with Neymar set to return from a foot problem which has kept him sidelined since January.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Diego Maradona, pictured in May, left his coaching job at Mexican second division club Dorados last month citing health issues as his reason © AFP/File / Ulises RuizBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Jul 25 – Former Argentina World Cup winning captain Diego Maradona underwent a successful knee operation at a clinic in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, his lawyer revealed.The former coach of the Argentine national team quit his job at Mexican second division outfit Dorados last month for health reasons after just nine months in charge. His lawyer, Matias Morla revealed then that Maradona needed to undergo surgery on his knee and shoulder.“Everything went perfectly,” said Morla on his Twitter account, in reference to the operation on Maradona’s right knee.Maradona’s appointment at Dorados in September had been a surprise, despite his inglorious coaching history since leaving the national team post following the 2010 World Cup.It caused much amusement too amongst skeptics as Dorados are based in the western state of Sinaloa, which is best known for its powerful drug cartel that used to be run by notorious kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who was earlier this month jailed for life in the United States.Maradona, 58, has had his problems in the past with substance abuse, including cocaine.He came tantalizingly close to taking Dorados up to the Mexican top flight before resigning.Maradona previously underwent a successful operation on his left shoulder in 2017 in Dubai, while he was coaching second division Emirati side Fujairah.The former Barcelona and Napoli star forward is perhaps best known for guiding his country to victory at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.Along the way, Maradona scored the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England in the quarter-finals, as well as another wonderful individual strike widely considered the best World Cup goal of all time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
talkSPORT bring you a handy round-up all the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Champions-elect Chelsea will offer boss Antonio Conte a stunning new deal and substantial transfer funds this summer, amid reports he is a target for newly-minted Inter Milan. (Daily Mirror)The Blues are set to use said transfer funds to try and sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton, Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk. (Daily Mirror)However, Manchester United are ready to scupper Chelsea’s attempts to re-sign Lukaku by making an £85m summer bid for the striker. (Daily Star)Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has reportedly turned down a contract in China which would have paid him £147m, in order to seal a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer. (Marca)Chelsea boss Conte is preparing a £65m offer for the Spanish forward. (The Sun)Man United will offer goalkeeper David De Gea a new contract in a bid to fend off renewed interest from Real Madrid. (Manchester Evening News)The Red Devils are set to test Tottenham’s resolve with a £40m bid for 23-year-old defender Eric Dier. (Daily Mirror)Riyad Mahrez is ready to push for a move away from Leicester, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all keen on the Algerian winger. (The Independent)West Ham are considering making Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure one of their major signings in the summer. (Daily Telegraph)Burnley are resigned to losing defender Michael Keane this summer and Liverpool are in pole position for his signature, with former club Manchester United being slow on the uptake. (The Sun)Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reportedly earned more than £2.8m in bonuses for the goals he has scored this season. (Daily Mail)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:LISTEN: Antonio Conte likely to STAY at Chelsea, Roma chief tells talkSPORT‘Chelsea should do everything possible to make sure Cesc Fabregas stays’, former Blues star Celestine Babayaro tells talkSPORT LISTEN: Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk ‘could play for any team in the world’, former Southampton star tells talkSPORTSean Dyche says Burnley under no pressure to sell Michael Keane – but admits Liverpool and Manchester United target could go this summer‘Premier League title win even sweeter for Chelsea on the back of disaster year’, Thibaut Courtois tells talkSPORT‘It took us seven hard years to get to the Premier League, and we’ve gone down with a whimper’ – Middlesbrough captain Ben Gibson devastated by relegationTransfer news: Manchester City and Manchester United set for summer fight over £45million Monaco starWest Ham FC transfer news: Carlos Bacca back on Hammers’ radar after asking to leave AC MilanTransfer ALERT! Galatasaray star ‘refusing to train’ amid Manchester United and Southampton linksTransfer news: Fiorentina and Lazio among clubs eyeing move for Chelsea defender Kurt ZoumaEverton FC transfer news: Ronald Koeman ready to step up interest in Ajax star Davy Klaassen
A sex offender who moved back to Ireland after committing a series of sex offenses in England has appeared in court facing child pornography charges.Hugh McBride, aged 60, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court in Co Donegal. McBride pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on a laptop computer at his address at Oldtown in Letterkenny on August 22nd, 2013.Barrister for the accused, Mr Shane Costello, SC, said this was not a “run of the mill” child pornography case.The court was told that McBride was already under a supervision order and was being monitored by Gardai every six weeks.He is currently signing on the sex offender’s register.McBride had served a five-year jail sentence for sex attacks on young boys in England and was deported back to Ireland in 2002.However, a further sex attack came to light in 2012 and he was extradited back to England and was jailed in 2013 for 18 months.The Judge at that case at Maidstone Crown Court, Judge Philip Statman said he wanted to jail McBride for a much lengthier period.However, the maximum sentence for indecency with a child in 1989 was two years.It has since been increased to a starting point of 13 years.Judge Statman told McBride “Had you committed these offenses today, I would have been looking at a starting point of somewhere in the region of 13 years, but those particular provisions are not available to me.“I can’t go anywhere near that. I have to sentence you in accordance with the maximum sentence available back in 1989.”A previous court in Letterkenny was told that McBride has 334 images of child pornography when detected by Gardai.Judge John Aylmer remanded McBride on continuing bail until the next sitting of the court for sentencing and agreed to a request for a Probation Report on the accused.Sex offender pleads guilty to child porn possession was last modified: July 17th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:child pornHugh McBrideletterkennysex